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Post-‘Yolanda’ Region 8 has new tourism promos

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A group of young entrepreneurs is promoting tourist destinations in Eastern Visayas to show how much the region has recovered from Super Typhoon “Yolanda” that devastated it in 2013.

Printing shop and rent-a-car business owner Rhoel Ladrera and friends Jadway Go and Wowie Veloso launched the Aqua Momentum Company and joined the 27th Philippine Travel Mart at SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.

“We want to show the people that Tacloban has bounced-back beautifully after being the ground-zero of “Yolanda.” Aqua Momentum as a new player in the tourism industry has tour-packages worth P1,600 and up. Their booth is side by side with the Tacloban, Leyte and Samar exhibit booths.

The company promotes the city through a San Juanico speedboat tour. It showcases the beautiful San Juanico strait and the 2.16-kilometer bridge, the longest in Southeast Asia.

“We will let the tourists experience history by landing at Red Beach in Palo, Leyte just like General Douglas MacArthur did in World War II. Then an excursion follows at the MacArthur Landing Memorial National Park,” Ladrera added.

The tourists will be also be taken to San Pedro Bay and the famed rock formations and hidden lagoon of Marabut, Samar.

The company also offers tour packages for Kalanggaman Island in Palompon, Leyte; Sambawan Island in Maripipi, Biliran and the Kalanggaman/Malapascua tours.

Tacloban City is the fastest way to go to Malapascua in Cebu. They can have a day tour in Tacloban, hop to Kalanggaman, the jewel destination of Leyte, then to Malapascua. 


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